An aquatic treadmill provides the latest technology for small animal rehabilitation, pre- and post-operative conditioning, general fitness training and weight loss.
The treadmill is surrounded by glass sides allowing the hydrotherapist to monitor your animal’s range of joint movement, stride length and pattern throughout the session. With fully adjustable temperatures, water levels and speeds the aquatic treadmill gives us a wide scope to treat a multitude of conditions.
The treadmill also requires the animal to weight bear and therefore adopt a normal walking gait. The position adopted for swimming, can lead to a tightening of the back and shoulder muscles resulting in a stiff and sore neck.
Another treadmill benefit is that it assists with proprioception as the resistance of the water increases sensory awareness and provides stability whilst allowing a longer reaction time for the patient to place its feet.
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